NAPLES, Fla., July 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Direct Travel, one of the nation's top travel companies, has sought out the talents of a rising leisure travel consultant to attract more millennial consultants and clients in the Naples area. Jessy LaPaglia recently joined Direct Travel, just a few years after graduating from Penn State and relocating to Naples, FL with her husband. Jessy's passion for travel began at a very young age when she accompanied her grandmother to their local travel agency. She told her grandmother, "This is what I want to do when I grow up so I can help other families create these memories you are making for us." Millennial travelers account for a vastly growing percentage of international travel, but few of them know of the career opportunities that exist in the travel industry -- Direct Travel is determined to change that.
"We need more bright and creative minds like Jessy, who have a finger on the pulse of what's trending in vacation travel, especially for the millennial generation," says William "Mitch" Mitchell, Vice President of Operations for Direct Travel's Eastern Region. Jessy's travels have taken her to Europe, Japan, Mexico and Alaska to name a few, and upon joining the travel industry, she took courses to specialize in cruise travel, working closely with luxury lines such as Regent Seven Seas, Seabourn, Silversea and Crystal as well as river cruising with Tauck, AMA Waterways and Scenic Cruises.
Jessy's personal travels coupled with Direct Travel's membership with Virtuoso, the industry's leading luxury travel network, make Jessy a force to be reckoned with: "My generation is so used to booking everything online including travel, but I love being able to show my peers how working with a specialist like myself allows them to weed through all the internet offers and gain access to benefits and amenities that cannot be found online, while still getting the best value for their dollar."
Jessy is located in Direct Travel's local office at 3701 Tamiami Trail N, Suite 200.
About Direct Travel, Inc.
Direct Travel, Inc. is a privately held corporation with the ultimate goal to create a best-in-class TMC through acquisition and organic growth. Direct Travel has been providing travel management services for over 40 years; by working with clients to develop highly customized travel programs. By leveraging both the expertise of its people and innovative solutions, Direct Travel helps clients derive the greatest value from their travel program in terms of superior service, internet-based technologies, and significant cost savings. Direct Travel has offices in 39 locations across the US, and is ranked among the top US corporate travel management companies. For more information about Direct Travel, please visit our website at www.dt.com.
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